MOSCOW (RUS): Reigning European U23 champion from last year Russian Yelena Shumkina decided to change her nationality. The silver winner from European junior championships 2007 decided to walk out from olympic walking center in Saransk, Mordovia and wants to compete for Ukraine in future. All-Russian Athletics Federation general secretary Mikhail Butov said for All-Sport that would be possible only after London 2012 Games starting in 2013. It is because of three years period when she last time competed for her former country. Shumkina married an Ukrainian recently. There still might be a possibility in case both national federations will agree and will ask IAAF to shorten the three years period. Shumkina´s best result is high quality 1:25:32 at 20 km walk from 2009.
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